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PHOTO: Netball Queens!

NAIN, St Elizabeth - JISCO Alpart Jamaica recently held its inaugural schools' netball competition at the Frankfield Primary School with 12 primary schools and three high schools participating. Read More

Bishop Gibson High takes central title in invitational cheer-off
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Bishop Gibson High was the top central Jamaica school in the recent cheerleading competition here. ... Read More

Guardian Group Foundation donates equipment valued over $4m to Mandeville Regional Hospital
More than 600,000 residents in the parishes of Manchester, Clarendon and St Elizabeth are set to benefit from new equipment now retrofitted at the Mandeville Regional Hospital from proceeds of the Guardian Group Foundation's 2018 “Keep it Alive” 5K Night...... Read More

Jamalco promotes disaster preparedness
MAY PEN, Clarendon — More than 400 students from the Mount Airy, Richmond Park and Mocho Primary schools in Clarendon benefitted from an Earthquake Awareness presentation which was organised by bauxite/alumina company Jamalco in commemoration of Earthquake Awareness Month...... Read More

CENTRAL DIARY

Monday, February, 11 2019    

(1) Wednesday February 13Saudicka Diaram Media &Northern Caribbean UniversityDepartment of Communication StudiesForumThe Business of Media —Financial Literacy for CreativesSolomon Harriot Lecture Theatre Read More

No to disorder!

Monday, February, 11 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Manchester Police Division, Superintendent Wayne Cameron says he will be taking steps to deal with what he called “significant public order issues” in Spalding, located on the border of north-western Clarendon and north-eastern... Read More

Netball joy for May Day High, Bethabara Primary

Monday, February, 11 2019    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — May Day High and Bethabara Primary School took most of the plaudits at JISCO Alpart Jamaica's inaugural schools' netball competition at Frankfield Primary School late last month. Read More

Planned irrigation scheme in Essex Valley a boon for farmers

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 28 2019    

LITITZ, St Elizabeth — A seasoned farmer, Margaret Webster is accustomed to the vagaries of agriculture, not the least of which is debilitating droughts. Read More

Skill training at STETHS

Monday, January, 28 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) recently showed off its efforts to provide a broad-based education on Tech/Voc Day. Read More

Kirk Distributors celebrate January 1 babies

Monday, January, 28 2019    

Kirk Distributors, which provides Jamaicans with a range of baby and personal comfort items, made presentations of baby products to mothers of the first babies born at hospitals in central Jamaica on January 1. Read More

Crime down in Manchester during 2018, police say

By Kasey Williams Observer Writer | Monday, January, 28 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester police are reporting a reduction in major crimes across the parish with the lowest figures being recorded in 2018 in comparison to the last six years. Read More

No to violence

Monday, January, 28 2019    

Members of the the Nurses Association of Jamaica, nurses from the Mandeville Regional Hospital and others march through the streets of Mandeville early last Saturday to protest violence against women and children. Read More

A while longer

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 28 2019    

LITITZ, St Elizabeth — Farmers in St Elizabeth and Southern Manchester can expect to have water from the proposed Essex Valley wells by latest 2023.This is according to chief executive officer of the National Irrigation Commission (NIC) Joseph Gyles. Read More

A CENTURY FOR DC!

Monday, January, 28 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Founded on January 19, 1919 as an outreach of the Anglican Church, deCarteret College here is in its centennial year. Read More

Well done, Sir!

Monday, January, 28 2019    

Chadwick Walton, a native of northern St Elizabeth and past student of Munro College, was the toast of Jamaica's cricket just recently after guiding the Jamaica Scorpions to a four-wicket victory over the Windward Island Volcanoes in St George's Grenada. The 33 year-old... Read More



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